Sunday, 30 October 2011

Abandon Silence presents Pearson Sound / Ramadanman

Abandon Silence & The Shipping Forecast present...

Pearson Sound

Sadly we must call time on what has truly been a fantastic Autumn run of shows. To celebrate the closing of Abandon Silence for the Christmas time, we can't think of anyone better to come party with us. Having played for us just over a year ago under his Ramadanman guise, we welcome PEARSON SOUND to The Shipping Forecast.

Heading to Liverpool after the release of his universally acclaimed FabricLive mix, we are proud to welcome him to The Hold. One third of the team behind the Hessle Audio label and formerly known as Ramadanman, Pearson Sound (aka David Kennedy) has certainly been keeping himself busy over the last couple of years. His refix of Hardrive's classic track 'Deep Inside' has been one of the year's most played tracks, with support coming from DJs across the musical spectrum.

Local support for the gig comes from Chester's highly tipped youngster Real and Abandon Silence residents Horza & Dauwd.

Tickets available now from

October Memories

After the madness of Jacques Greene, our two October shows blew us away. Firstly we hosted the Hessle Audio crew with performances from Blawan and Ben UFO, and then last week Oneman and Mele headed to The Shipping Forecast.

Below is a selection of the photographs from the Hessle Audio night, which can all be viewed here... (Oneman/Mele photos to follow)

Monday, 10 October 2011

Abandon Silence presents Hessle Audio w/ Ben UFO, Blawan & residents

This Thursday Abandon Silence hosts Hessle Audio with a huge takeover of the Shipping Forecast featuring the sounds of Ben UFO and Blawan. Full details below...

Merseyside Acid Committee (James Rand & Mele)
Rich Furness

Thursday October 13th 11pm - 3am
Advanced tickets £5 from Skiddle at --

Abandon Silence cracks on with it's new Autumn calendar as we host possibly our most hotly anticipated show of the year as Leeds based record label Hessle Audio stop by for a night of debauchery and frivolity. The label has released tracks by Ramadanman, James Blake and Addison Groove.

One third of the team behind the label, Ben UFO, will be headlining the gig alongside Blawan. Fresh from one of the tunes of the Summer, Getting Me Down, Blawan will be bringing his techno inflected sounds to The Shipping Forecast. Headliner Ben UFO is a rarity in the bass music scene as just a DJ, not a producer. However, his eye for selection and supreme DJ skills has seen his stock rise to one of the most revered artists in the genre.

Support comes from the worldwide debut of the new 90s influenced project by Mele & James Rand, The Merseyside Acid Committee, and Abandon Silence stalwart Rich Furness.

Jacques Greene... wow

Wow! That's all that we can say about last week. Despite the huge response to our Autumn Line Ups announcement a few weeks ago, we didn't expect such a turn out as we got for our opening night with Jacques Greene. After selling out our advanced tickets, we then had to close the door just 45 minutes after opening due to safety issues with the venue!

We must say some huge thank yous to Jacques Greene, Ifan Dafydd, Dauwd and Rich Furness for smashing the dance. Other mentions must go to Joe Coghill, Pete McGinniss, James Rand and Lew Boardman for helping the night run so smoothly. Below are a selection of the best pictures from the night, with the full album available to view here